The Conference Board’s employment trends index rose 0.7% to 89.3 in October, from a revised 0.5% jump to 88.7 in September, originally reported as a 0.3% increase to 88.5, the group announced yesterday.

“The employment trends index has likely turned a corner in September, and the historical relationship between the index and employment suggests that job losses will end in early 2010,” said Gad Levanon, senior economist at board.

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